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Jake Oldham uses a pitching wedge to lob a ball up on the green during the MCCS Spring Golf Tournament aboard Andrews Air Base May 19. Oldham’s team finished the tournament with an overall score of +5 over par. (Photo by Cpl. Joseph Cabrera).

Photo by Cpl. Joseph Cabrera

Chasing the Green

19 Jun 2010 | Cpl. Joseph Cabrera

The Marine Corps Community Services 2010 Marine Barracks Washington Spring Golf Tournament tee’d off May 19 with eleven teams competing head-to-head for the lowest overall score, closest to the pin challenge and longest drive competition.

Team 2 consisting of Andrew H. Smith, Jason K. Fettig, John R. Barclay and William A. Perry carded a team score of -10 under-par to win the overall  tournament.

The tournament was played in best ball format where each player on a team hits a ball.  Whichever ball the team determines to be the best ball is the ball that is in play. All players then drop their ball at the location of the best ball and continue hitting until the hole is complete.

Team 2 started on Hole 2, a par 4, and walked away with a birdie. From there, the team never looked back making seven more birdies and an eagle.

Smith also won the closest to the pin competition on Hole 7. The winner for the longest drive competition was Derek H. Stewart who crushed a drive more than 275-yards on Hole 14.

Despite their exploits on the course, for Team 2, the tournament was more about camaraderie and having fun than competition.

“This is a great event, it’s a chance for us to get together and share some camaraderie doing something we all love to do which is playing golf,” Fettig said.

MBW golf tournaments are typically held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. According to MCCS, theses events are a great opportunity for Marines.

“This event goes along with the MCCS mission to promote moral and welfare,” said Curtis Fye, a MCCS Recreation Supervisor and Single Marine Program Coordinator.

“During parade season it is work, work, work, and this gives Marines a chance to relax for a day and have some fun.”